HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Announces line-up for 18th edition

The 2023 Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) today announced it is teaming up with STARZ (2023 Luminary Partner) and unveiled films and events for its 18th edition – a hybrid event taking place in-person May 18-28. The film festival will open with a double feature presentation of Ryan Dickie and Abigail Horton’s Blow Up My Life, and Christina Kallas’ Paris Is In Harlem.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents Lineup for New York Edition

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 34th year, will present a full edition of 10 groundbreaking new films nationwide in the United States, from May 31 to June 11, 2023. The New York festival will be back with a full program of in-person screenings at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center, with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film participants, journalists, activists and Human Rights Watch researchers.


This year’s Festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 7 with the North American premiere of Kiss the Future, a stirring documentary that follows the story of a community of underground musicians and creatives throughout the nearly four-year-long siege of Sarajevo, as well as the 1997 U2 concert celebrating the liberation of the Bosnian capital.


The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, announced its audio storytelling lineup, including 18 world premieres from independent and established narrative audio creators and 11 “Live-from-Tribeca” events. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 7-18, will highlight its audio storytelling selection from June 12-16, connecting creators and listeners in-person at Tribeca.


The 2023 shorts lineup includes 76 total selections – 62 shorts in competition, eight music videos, and six special screening shorts – from 91 filmmakers across 25 countries. The lineup includes 48 world premieres, three international premieres, two North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, and 22 New York premieres. Six directors return to Tribeca with their latest projects.

True Grit & Exploding Nazis-SISU

It’s 1944, the end of World War II, the Nazis have slashed and burned the Finnish plains, and a lone prospector finds gold. He must travel 500 miles to the nearest bank, but to get there, he’ll have to battle some Nazis. This is the story of SISU, a film that’s part spaghetti western, part Rambo, part John Wick, part Mad Max: Fury Road, and part ultra-violent anime, all rolled into one. 

A Few Good Journalists: BAD PRESS at SF Film Festival

In the United States Constitution, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Freedom of the press is something we hold sacred here in the U.S., but did you know there are places within our borders that do not guarantee that basic human right to their citizens? In the case of Native American lands, a free press is not guaranteed in their constitution.